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  • The East Hampton Village Board meeting on Friday started off with a presentation to local contractors who volunteered their time and efforts to put the Hook Mill back together again.
  • A small nest of felt figures, each two inches tall, features a Santa band. The tiny replicas sport musical instruments — a minuscule paper accordion which has somehow survived for decades.
  •     It seems as if Patsy Topping has brought new meaning to “a warm and fuzzy Christmas.” Ms. Topping, who lives in South Carolina, arrived at her Bridgehampton farm early Friday morning with 20 puppies and young dogs saved from high-kill shelters in the South.

  •     A glance at the deed transfers that occurred in the real estate market in East Hampton during the end of October through mid-November tells an interesting story indeed.

  •     The Amagansett School library was decked out in holiday finery on Tuesday as the Amagansett Holiday Store — goodies and gifts piled high on four large tables — opened for business.
        Unlike other, or any, South Fork businesses, all items ranged in price from 50 cents to $5. Almost all of them were donated or purchased at a deep discount from local stores. And the median age of shoppers was about 8 years old.

  • A petition filed by parents who live in the area of Woodbine Drive, Glade Road, and Sandra Road to bring back a discontinued bus stop was denied
  •     Dennis Leri has been showing his work — mixed-media wall pieces blending metal and canvas and paint, and large works of abstract sculpture — for more than 20 years on the East End.
        He started by studying figurative sculpture at the Art Students League and the Sculpture Center, but his love of art began before that — at home.

  • A flurry of activity, if not snow, has surrounded the Hook Mill in recent days, as teams of workers donated time and effort to get the East Hampton landmark ready for the holidays.
  • Rising enrollment at the John M. Marshall Elementary School had East Hampton School Board members and school administrators talking about possible solutions to overcrowded classrooms
  • It has been surmised in New York magazine that if Gerald and Sara Wiborg Murphy’s property — 77 acres of oceanfront in East Hampton Village — were available for sale today, it could bring as much as $1 billion on the market.

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